As a fan of the Walkmen, I was pretty intrigued to here one of its own, bassist and organ player Peter Matthew Bauer, would be performing a free show exactly a month after his debut album, Liberation!, was released via Mexican Summer. A blend of classic rock with a singer-songwriter twist, Bauer's songs are easy to ingest and a joy to listen to. Performing for years with the Walkmen, Bauer is no stranger to the stage but this is the first time in his career to front and lead his own band. With less than a dozen live performances under his solo name, Bauer had an composed yet highly energetic feel to him. His performance was pretty straight forward but he provided a lot of energy when needed, almost screaming his vocals or furiously playing his guitar. Although the crowd was very modest, he did nothing short of 110% on this night. I would definitely recommend catching him as I thought it was a great show.
Photos of the show are below:
Photos: Peter Matthew Bauer @ the Loft, Dallas, TX Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on 1:00:00 PM Rating: